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Summerville Journal-Scene - Obituaries - 06/07/06
Mr. Cuthbert won the South Carolina Open in 1966, becoming the youngest winner ever.After graduating from Summerville High School he went to Louisiana State University on a golf scholarship.At LSU he set a course record in the collegiate golf tournament in Houston, Texas in 1965.He transferred from LSU to Baptist College at Charleston, where he graduated. Mr. Cuthbert was an assistant golf pro at the Country Club of Charleston and head pro at Berkeley Country Club before being named director of golf at Kiawah Island in 1976, shortly after the Kuwaiti government purchased the island. During his 30 years at Kiawah Island, he oversaw the development of three other golf courses and hosted the Ryder Cup, which was played at the Ocean Course at Kiawah in 1991. He
also hosted the World Cup in 1997 as well as the UBS Warburg Cup in 2001. He
was a three-time winner of the George Miler Country Club Championship. He
also won the Charleston Air Force Base Invitational and the Berkeley Invitational.
...Mr. Cuthbert served on the board of Johnson and Wales Culinary School and Trident Technical College. He also served on the board for the Hollings Cancer Center Golf Tournament for 10 years. He was a member of the Army National Guard, the St. Cecilia Society, the Summerville Sertoma Club, the Summerville High School Athletic Hall of Fame and St. Luke's Lutheran Church.
In recognition of his
contributions to the development of Kiawah Island
as an international golfing destination, the Learning Center
was named for him earlier this year.
Survivors include his wife, Beverly (Bali) Jessen Cuthbert of Summerville; his mother, Dorothy Werner Cuthbert
of Summerville; two sons, Walter Cuthbert and his wife, Lisa, and Jess Cuthbert and his wife, Hollis, all of Summerville; one brother, Grange Simons Cuthbert, III and his wife, Priscilla, of Mt. Pleasant; one sister, Helen Cuthbert Jenkins and her husband, Terence of Summerville; and a number of nieces and nephews.